Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tag

By Beth Lunkenheimer, NASCAR Contributor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 36 Years in Cup: 10 Career Wins: One Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Win; Two Xfinity Series Wins For the fifth consecutive season, AJ Allmendinger will return to JTG Daugherty Racing for the 2018 season. The driver of the No. 47 Chevrolet finished the 2017 season 27th in the points standings and ended theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer * Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 25 Years in Cup: Three Career Wins: One Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Victory, 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion For the first time since 2015, Chris Buescher will not have to worry about getting accustomed to a new team. Buescher, who finished 25th in the points standings in 2017 for JTG-Daughtery Racing, will remain with theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 33 Years in Cup: 10 Career Wins: One Xfinity Series win After spending the last four seasons driving for Leavine Family Racing, Michael McDowell has a new home for the upcoming 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign – Front Row Motorsports. McDowell’s new tenure with Front Row won’t be the first timeRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer He may not be competing full-time, but Brendan Gaughan will be back at Daytona International Speedway for the Daytona 500. For the second year in a row, Gaughan will pilot the Beard Motorsports entry in ‘The Great American Race.’ This year, it will be in the familiar No. 62 Beard Oil Distributing and TTS Logistics Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Last year, Gaughan competed in all four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series restrictor plate races for team-owner Mark Beard. The underdog team finished just shy of aRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 33 Years in Cup: Six Full-Time, 244 Cup Series starts Career Wins: 1 (2014 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway) The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season will be one of change for Aric Almirola, as he will have a new team, crew chief and car number. Officially announced back in November,Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer * Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 32 Years in Cup: 12 Career Wins: Two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Victories One Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver not expecting many changes for the 2018 season is David Ragan. The Unadilla, GA native will return to Front Row Motorsports for a fifth season. 2018 marks the first time since the 2014 season inRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 24 Years in Cup: Rookie Career Wins: Six Truck Series wins Wallace began the 2017 season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Roush-Fenway Racing, but a sponsorship shortfall caused his season to come to a premature end after just 12 races. After Aric Almirola was injured at Kansas in May, Wallace got theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Long-time motorsports racing executive Doug Duchardt will join Chip Ganassi Racing as the team’s new Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. Max Jones, who previously held that position has been promoted to the Managing Director of the teams’ NASCAR Operation, joining Mike Hull, the Managing Director of CGR’s INDYCAR operations. Duchardt will work closely with both Managing Directors as well as team President Steve Lauletta. The ultimate goal is to increase collaboration, growth, and performance between CGR’s NASCAR, INDYCAR, and IMSA operations. “We are all soRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Now that the 2017 NASCAR season is complete and the year is drawing to a close, we’ll take this opportunity to take a look back at the year that was. Up on the docket today, we finish off the 10 most memorable moments of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Jimmie Johnson Ties Cale Yarbrough Despite his late season struggles, Jimmie Johnson was on fire in the first half of the year, capturing three wins early on. His third win of the year cameRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Now that the 2017 NASCAR season is complete and the year is drawing to a close, we’ll take this opportunity to take a look back at the year that was. Today, we’ll tackle Part One of the 10 most memorable moments of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Calls it a Career After 18 seasons behind the wheel in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. hung up his helmet at the end of the 2017 season, retiring fromRead More